Monthly Calendar

 January 2017 Calendar of Events at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center

Most programs require preregistration. Check with the park office to confirm.

EcoAction Volunteer Workday ​Saturday, January 7, 9 a.m.-noon
Preschool Play 'n' Learn (ages 3-5) ​Thursday, January 12, 10-11 a.m.
Photo Walk ​Saturday, January 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Off-Trail Hike ​Saturday, January 14, 10-11 a.m.
Knee-High Naturalist ​Wednesday, January 25, 10-11 a.m.
Guided Nature Hike ​Sunday, January 29, 10-11 a.m.




Long Key Nature Center 

entrance to Long Key Nature Center 


trail at Long Key Nature Center


Photo Walks - Join a naturalist and a photographer on a walk through various habitats at Long Key Natural Area. Walks will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on January 14 and February 18, 2017. The photo leader will assist participants in finding subjects for photos, while the naturalist will help identify plants and animals along the way. Each photo hike will visit at least two different habitats (wetland, oak hammock, or grassland/meadow), and may visit areas of the natural area that are only open to the public during guided walks. Walks are free but preregistration is required. The program is offered in conjunction with the Friends of Long Key (FOLK) in support of the FOLK Photo Contest.

Preschool Play 'n' Learn
- Preschool children ages 3 to 5 explore the natural world while learning nature-based lessons. Program may include games, hands-on activities, crafts, storytelling, songs, and a nature walk or an animal encounter. There is a different theme every month. Preregistration is required by the day before the program.

EcoAction Days - First Saturday of the month, October-May, 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 13 and up. Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants. Students can earn community service hours for graduation and college scholarships, and others can help improve and preserve the environment. Participants should dress appropriately with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Participants should also bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Extra tools such as shovels, rakes, and hand pruners are welcome. Volunteers must fill out an application before participating.